Message from Dr. DeSchepper on Closure Extension

Dear Parents and Community Members:

I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Yesterday, March 31, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced that remote learning in Illinois will be extended through April 30 in order to slow down the spread of COVID-19. 

During this time, on-site learning will remain suspended but our schools’ commitment to learning and education will remain open and learning will continue for all students - just through a different format.

While it is not ideal, we want to assure you that at Orangeville CUSD #203, our teachers and staff are fully engaged and willing to take on this new challenge and push forward with remote learning, engaging with students and continuing with our food distribution program. 

I know this is not the school year that any of us imagined, but I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we have dealt with this unprecedented situation together.

As a recap, here are the three priorities for our leadership and planning moving forward:

Priority 1 - Feed and care for the extended safety, health, and welfare of students.

Priority 2 - Communicate clearly; share coherent, organized and controlled messages with your staff, students and community.

Priority 3 - Provide for the continuity of learning in Illinois and follow the Orangeville Plan.

It’s important we continue to work together and support our students. Thanks again. 

Orangeville CUSD Plan

Based on the above information given by the State Agencies, this is our Plan.

  • Continue to follow State Guidelines, and not allow students into the building during the shutdown.
  • Provide Remote Learning on the following days: March 31 – April 30.
  • Continue to provide Sack Lunches to any student through April 30.
  • Office hours during the school closure will be from 9:00 am – 2:00 p.m. and Social Distancing will be followed.


Dr. Douglas DeSchepper

Note: The Remote Learning Plan and Student Grading during Remote Learning documents can be found on the Orangeville website under District - Remote Learning. You may also follow the links below:

Remote Learning Plan:

Student Grading for Remote Learning: